Area Profile - West Devon

The Borough of West Devon is situated to the north of Plymouth and bordering Cornwall.
West Devon is predominantly rural; it has the largest area of any district in Devon, and is one
of the most sparsely populated districts in England. Almost half of the Borough is covered by
Dartmoor National Park. West Devon has a resident population of 53,000 people, of whom
just over 18,500 are in employment and 32,000 are of working age. Within West Devon there
are around 2,300 businesses which generate, in aggregate, 15,600 employee jobs.